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Ko Kham, Ko Mak

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Ko Kham is a small island near Ko Mak, in Trat Province, Thailand.It can be reached with a sea kayak from Ko Mak or by walking during low tide. Ko Kham has nice places to snorkel, depending on the direction of wind. Especially the south beach has calm sea, a nice sand dune, black lava rocks with shells, and crabs . Near rocks, you may see black sea urchins that have 15- radius and many thin black spines about 30- long. Locals say that the spines contain small needles and poison: if one touches the spines and is stuck by a needle, the needle should be crushed with a rock. The poison is only irritating and not lethal. In Thai, the name is hoi men .Koh Kham underwater Park is an island in the Northeastern gulf of Thailand in Trat province. It is located to the west of Koh Samae San and 9 km to the south of Sattahip District. Its physical shape looks like H alphabet with the area of 16 yards. It has 2 main coastal beach there is one in the north of the island which has a delicate sand appropriate for swimming and recreational activities and another one in the south of the island that has rough sand, a lot of irregular shaped rocks appropriate for taking a photo. Koh Kham became one of the conserved islands governed by Department of Civil Affairs, First Naval Area Command in 2009 when Koh Kham underwater park was found. The prominent point of Koh Kham besides beautiful scenery and resources is that it is the first place where polluted corals from nearby islands are transferred for curing and conserving them processing by First Naval Area Command and also collaborating with Department of marine science Chulalongkorn University, Kasetsart University and Burapha University. The survey results show that many corals recover from pollution and grow naturally as usual. Many tourists and researchers visit Koh Kham to enjoy their vacation and to discover about marine ecosystem. http://www.kohkham.com/index.php/knowledge/knowledge-of- sea.html http://www.kohkham.com/index.php/tourist-guide/menu- kohkham-history.html Ko Kham is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • 10 min small-boat ride over to the small island. A not finished ruined nice resort on site, island for sale for 50 Mio USD, would think about it if I would have the money. Spot to see for sure.  more »
  • Clean and cleared sea water with blue sky. Easy to visit from Koh Mak. Local people are friendly. Recommended!  more »
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  • Stunning island. White sand ans clear water, with black stones all over the beach are just what you need to idle away a day. Far from any crowd, and not acceasible by walk or car. Entrance is 200 bhat per person and you can get for it a water or soft drink. Toilet is avaiable.
  • Koh Kham is still a hidden gem. It is absolutely stunning. Bright white sand with Crystal blue waters. Far from the crowd. With an abondonned luxury hotel invaded by vegetation. You cannot sleep on the island. There are no restaurant. You take a boat for a few hours and all day. And do not miss the chance to go there at low tide: as the sea is going down, a big white sandbank emerges, it is totally amazing ! 300 THB by boat from Koh Mak. Or you can rent a canoe, even nicer. You have to go there if you are around :)
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